Chapter

Introduction

Stéphane Dufoix

in Diasporas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780520253599
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520253599.003.0001
Introduction

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“Diaspora” is a term which refers to any phenomenon of dispersion from a place. It means nothing more than the idea of displacement and the maintenance of a connection with a real or imagined homeland. The use of this word, “diaspora”, raised issues about the voluntary or involuntary migration of people to their spatially free floating existence. This term built and gave meaning to links between people by weaving guiding threads that stretched across tens of thousands of miles and shined in the labyrinth of others.

Keywords: diaspora; migrate; people; dispersion; connection

Chapter.  738 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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